Flowers of Evil

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4.1
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Best exploration of the teenage psyche since ever. Best rotoscope since Bakshi's "American Pop"
    It's about the harmless, mildly taboo things every adolescent does, and the crushing, impossible weight those transgressions become. It's about works of art that plumb the furthest reaches of stumbling discord to imbue the resolutions with harmony unattainable by the staid and the moderate. It's about character depth that would not exist in non-rotoscoped animation due to a lack of subtlety in ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    This Show ... This Show ...
    I cannot explain my love of this show. There are entire episodes in which nothing happens and yet I can't stop watching. I love the rotoscope and the beautiful backgrounds ... and the ending theme is like the worst acid trip ever. Definitely not for everybody. Also, YAMADA!!!!!!!
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing show! Definitely worth checking out!
    I randomly stumbled across this show and nearly instantly became hooked on it. It's very unique, atmospheric, and deals with some very interesting themes and characters. There are some incredibly tense moments and the relationships between the characters is very intense.
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    A Beautiful Story about People
    A fantastic story about the lives of school kids. Deep, one could even say pretentious, beautiful and moving, with one of the most unique looking art styles in an Anime you will ever see. It might take some time to get used to, but if you want an anime where the story is about character interactions rather then Mecha and Harems, this is the one for you.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Wonderful adaptation!
    Unlike many watchers, I began with the anime before reading the manga. To me this is a faithful adaptation of the source material. The animation really does a great job of translating those long, lonely nights sitting on the riverbank of a rotting town.

    I will definitely pick up the Blu-ray set when it's released.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Realistic and artistic without being pretentious, exceptional anime.
    I haven't seen a show with such an accurate and real-feeling portrayal of humanity since The Wire.

    I guess it's too pretentious for many people and if you aren't yet sick of endless Shonen/Harem shows then I'd stay clear, but if you're looking for something unique this is it. And the ending theme for this show is amazing.
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  • 2 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Literally Cray Cray double crazy
    this anime, was a shock, oh and dont get me started on the manga. this anime messes with your brain. makes u feel all sorts of anger, & sadness. idk its weird. dont let what i say stop u, i mean the one chick with red hair, is a nutjob.
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    soamazinglybeautiful
    So far, so good. I, personally have not read the manga. I have nothing to compare to, but I prefer it that way. This way I can enjoy this as a piece of art standing on its own, and from what I've seen so far, its beautiful. The art style, though different from what anime viewers are used to adds a realistic and incredibly emotional effect to the story. Its different. But its done so perfectly. On ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Social taboo's and great drama
    Great art style and i love the attack on the social hive mind in this show. Give you a real look at what people really think and what they want to deny in there own minds because everyone is so judgmental in our society. Must watch if you're into physiology or what goes threw peoples minds.
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Not for Everyone But Exceptional None the Less
    Yes yes, i know the art style is mediocre in some peoples mind, and some question the idea that it is even anime, and i know it is a dramatic change from the manga, i happen to think this art style fits the plot much better than the original. After watching the first few episodes of this anime i took a look at the manga and was confused due to the very moe esk style it presented. I did not read ...
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